Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 80




In this issue of The Grapevine:

  • An Easter walk down Memory Lane
  • Our next Town Hall Meeting 4/20 1 PM
  • Relieving Traffic on Woodhaven Boulevard
  • Notarizations Available at Eric Ulrich’s Office
  • Sexual Attack With Taser in Forest Park – Arrest Made
  • What Time Is It?
  • Woodhaven Library update
  • CPR/AED Training
  • New Committees and Clubs
  • Woodhaven Church & Faith Committee Meeting 4/18 @ 6:30 PM
  • Parade Watching Party 4/13 @ 10 AM
  • NYPD Etching Event 4/27 @ 10 AM
  • Radio Free Woodhaven Interviews Tony Avella
  • NYPD Tip of the Week.  Light it UP!
  • Emanuel Flea Market 4/13 @ 10 AM-3 PM
  • Forest Park Schedule of Events
  • Free Recycling Event 4/28 @ 10 AM-3 PM
  • SAFE Disposal Events nearby

** We hope everyone had a nice Easter/Passover — here is a walk down memory lane.

** Our next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, April 20th at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  Candidate for Queens Borough President Peter Vallone will be joining us.

** Councilman Eric Ulrich recently penned an editorial about the changes needed to relieve traffic on Woodhaven Boulevardclick here to read it.  Also, please note that you can go to Eric’s Office at 93-06 101st Avenue when you need something notarized – the staff has just completed training.
** There was an attack in the Forest Hills section of Forest Park last week by a man who attempted to use a stun gun to subdue his victim.  The good news is that she got away and the great news is that he’s been arrested.  But not before attacking a woman in broad daylight near 86th Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard.  This dirtbag previously spent 19 years in jail for murdering his aunt.  Click here for more details.
** What Time Is It?  Here’s an update on what’s going on with our Clock Tower.  Here is a little interesting history about the building — the story and the man behind it.
** Woodhaven Library Update – The contractors are finishing up their work today and tomorrow and it is expected that the library staff will be able to get in on Monday to finish the set-up. This means that they should be able to open the lower level temporary space to the public by Wednesday (4/10) of next week.
** CPR/AED TrainingLast reminder!  A CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) class will be offered at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps on Sunday April 7th from 2 to 5 PM.  The cost is $40 (much less than the same class at the Red Cross would cost you).  If interested, call John Bennett at 516-643-6746 or email bennettcpr@aol.com.

** New Committees and Clubs.  At the March Town Hall meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, the formation of a few new committees and clubs were announced.  We are looking for members to fill out the rosters of these groups –  email us at info@woodhaven-nyc.org or call 718-296-3735 and leave a message.  These groups and clubs will meet separately from the WRBA, but will be affiliated with the organization and will report back to the Board of Directors.  Click here for more information.

** Our Woodhaven Church & Faith Committee is having its first meeting on Thursday April 18th at 6:30 pm at Emanuel Church (corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  The initial goal of this committee is to encourage communication between the various churches and houses of worship in Woodhaven.  We’d hope to develop contacts in each church so they can share information about future events with us.  We also hope that the members of the committee and the churches they represent would see some value in perhaps working together on certain projects.  Everyone is welcome!

** Parade Watching Party – WORKS Little League will be holding their Annual Parade on Saturday, April 13th — we will, once again, hold our parade watching party. There will be bagels and treats — come out and root for our kids.  Doors to the WRBA will be open at 10 AM.  Also, we raised $173 at our last meeting to sponsor a team — we have collected pledges of $100 since the last Grapevine.  We need $400 and we’re well on the way there!

** NYPD Etching EventWe will be holding an etching event with the 102 Precinct on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM until 2 PM.  You will be able to come to our office and register electronics, cell phones and bicycles in the Operation ID program; Register your autos in the HEAT and CAT programs; and set up appointments to have your car VIN Etched.  This Just In!  Click here to hear an Operation ID Success Story!

** Radio Free Woodhaven is on the air Friday – Candidates for Queens Borough President Tony Avella will be our guest – click here to listen.  Call us at (646) 378-1612 to speak your mind.  Note:  For the next few consecutive Fridays we will be joined by other candidates — Peter Vallone will be calling in on April 12th, Jose Peralta will be on the line with us on April 19th, and Melinda Katz has confirmed an appearance for May 10th.  We hope to have all the candidates on board soon.

** NYPD Tip of the Week.  Light it UP!  How can you keep my house safe from potential burglars?  Click here for a few tips about home security lighting to help prevent any break-ins to your home:

** Emanuel United Church of Christ will be holding its annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday, April 13th from 10AM to 3 PM.  Click here for more info and a beautiful picture of Emanuel.

** Forest Park Schedule of Events.  Each year we are fortunate to have so many great free events in Forest Park and 2013 is no exception.  Click here for a listing of the FREE Events at Forest Park in 2013.

** There will be a Free Recycling Event on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 10 AM – 3 PM sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo & Assemblyman Mike Miller at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot.  Clothing & Textiles including clothing, coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats and handbags; Electronics including computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, TV’s, PDA’s, scanners, copiers, printers, batteries, laptops, cameras, power strips, chargers, fans, air conditioners, telephones and VCR tapes.  Click here for more information.** For items that cannot be disposed at our local recycling event, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be holding SAFE Disposal Events nearby to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to safely dispose of potentially harmful household products.  The acronym SAFE stands for solvents, automotive, flammables, electronics. Materials accepted include common residential items such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, glues, medications, paint products, and more. When deciding what items to bring, residents should look for products labeled with the following signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. Products labeled DANGER represent the highest hazard level. Please also bring any other materials stored in your home that you know may be harmful.  Saturday, March 30, Queens, Citi Field, Parking Lots E & F (corner of Roosevelt Ave & Shea Rd), cars enter at parking gate 4 on Shea Rd.  Also, Sunday, April 7, Brooklyn, Prospect Park, Park Circle (corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW) cars approach from Ocean Ave and Lincoln Rd. Both events are from 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine).  Click here for more information

Until Next Time!

Your friends and neighbors at the

Woodhaven Resident Block Association

Phone 718-296-3735

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